John Clarke (1948-2017)
John Morrison Clarke (29 July 1948 – 9 April 2017) has died aged 68. Clarke was a New Zealand-born comedian, writer, and satirist. He was born in Palmerston North, New Zealand, and lived in Australia from the late 1970s. He first became known during the mid 1970s for portraying a laconic farmer called Fred Dagg on stage, film, and television.